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RIT Activities Hour Program collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0096

Scope and Contents

The RIT Activities Hour Program collection contains correspondence between Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) administrators, schedules of upcoming events, and brochures for the program. These brochures also contain activity schedules. Most of the materials are from the 1960s.


  • Creation: 1958-1966

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Activities Hour program at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) officially started during the 1960s. The program was designed to give students the opportunity to learn about topics outside their normal area of study. A specific time was designated during which no classes or activities were scheduled except the Activities Hour program. Although talk of a such program occurred as early as 1958, the first scheduled events were held in 1966. The program's activities included freshman orientation workshops, lectures, discussion groups, and guest speakers. For instance, Julian Rivo from the New York State Traffic Safety Council spoke on the dangers of driving while intoxicated; the American Marketing Association sponsored a panel session on campus; a four-session marriage seminar was held in the spring of 1966; and Andy Warhol spoke with students during a question and answer session.


1 Folder(s)




Materials related to the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Activities Hour program during the 1960s. The program involved scheduled events such as orientation workshops, lectures, discussion groups, and guest speakers. The collection includes correspondence, schedules, and brochures.


Materials in the collection are arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 807, Box 202

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in February 2011.

RIT Activities Hour Program collection
RIT Archives
Lara Nicosia
28 February 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA